The Ford EcoSport at the Montréal Auto Show

Ford EcoSport

The race to introduce a new player in the subcompact CUV segment is in full swing. At this year’s Montreal Auto Show, make sure to swing by Ford’s booth to be among the first Canadians to see the new EcoSport. Ford’s entry has all the elements to make it a winner, much like it’s bigger sibling, the bestselling Escape. Despite compact outer dimensions, the EcoSport will loaded with the latest in connectivity and safety technologies, ...

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The Toyota Coms on show ath the Montréal Auto Show with the All New C-HR

Toyota C-HR

Toyota’s been on the hybrid vehicle front lines for more that 20 years and now, they’re hoping to get your attention with their COMS, the ultra-compact downtown-destined 1-seater EV. This vehicle is destined for short city stints, as its range is limited to 50 km while top speed is capped at 60 km/h. The COMS is currently on sale in Japan for 1 million yen or roughly $11,500. There currently are no concrete plans to ...

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The 2017 Nissan Qashqai preseted at the Montréal Auto Show

Nissan Qashqai

As you enter Nissan’s booth at the MIAS, remember to check out the Qashqai (pronounced cash-kai), as before you know it, they will be all over our streets. This small urban crossover has been a runaway hit in Europe for the Japanese maker since it was launched in 2006. Interestingly, the US will know this vehicle as the Rogue Sport but both will use a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Transmission options reside between a 6-speed ...

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2017 NAIAS : Top 10 unveilings

This latest edition of the North American International Auto Show was fairly tame but of the nearly 20 reveals, 10 caught our eye. Here they are in alphabetical order: Audi Q8 Concept Audi’s really good at hardcore-looking super concept vehicles and this Q8 plug-in hybrid luxury ‘ute is quite a looker. BMW X2 Concept The small, or very small, luxury compact crossover segment is booming. Everyone needs a player and BMW’s promises to be very ...

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How to make the most out of your test drive

The test drive is the only time you will have in a given vehicle unless you buy it. It is therefore important to get the most out of it. Here are a few tips that will help you get all the information you need out of your test drive. Concentrate on driving The road test allows you to evaluate the comfort, handling, visibility, performance and quietness of a vehicle. In other words, it allows you ...

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A couple tips to help you buy your first vehicle

Buying our first vehicle is a very big step, but if we do not take the time to plan, our new vehicle can quickly turn into a nightmare. Here are a few tips that will help you when searching for your perfect new car. Determine Your Needs No matter what vehicle you purchase, it must meet your needs. So the first step is of course to determine our needs well before going to the dealership ...

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2017 Toyota RAV4: Platinum Champion

2017 Toyota Rav4 Test Drive

As I get older, I realize the value of experience and age. I’m also very aware that I’m not down for the count. If anything, I’ve never been comfortable with who I am and what I can do. We’re always very quick to point out something that is “old” and this is especially true in the car business. Yes, the current Toyota RAV4 is already four years old which makes it ancient by new car ...

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How to keep fuel consumption in check in winter

Winter is not easy on your vehicle, and certainly not easy on its fuel consumption. However, by following these tips, you can reduce the impact of winter on your vehicle’s fuel consumption. Do not let engine idle for too long Yes, it’s cold in the winter. There is no doubt about that. So it’s often tempting to let your engine idle for minutes on end before you hit the road to avoid an icy cabin. ...

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